FAO and OPENET signed a cooperation agreement for the technological development and the growth of Rural Radios, one of the most effective tools of communication in developing countries. The start-up phase of the collaboration made with the FAO’s Division dedicated to the Communication for Development, the OEKR-(Knowledge Exchange, Research and Extension), will start from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Thank to the agreement signed, the United Nations’ Organization for Food and Agriculture will use and test, for the first time in the world, the infrastructure of satellite telecommunications built by OPENET in the context of a network of rural radio present in the DRC, including Radio Okapi, the radio of MONUSCO, the UN Mission in the African country. The objective is to strengthen the interventions in the field of corporate communication addressed to the dissemination of information on climate change, food security and rural development of the area.
OPENET will also provide for the management, exchange and distribution technology that has been developed over the years with the service Radiostore and will support the realization of programs in various languages and dialects and to improve and implement the communication techniques, including the interaction with the audience, in order to make effective the message and the action to perform on the territory. This will also happen through the training of the journalists from broadcasters involved.